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Genetic joint problems. Is there a young adult type of inherited arthritis?
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Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
There are many inheritable forms of arthritis.
They belong to a family of disorders called autoimmune diseases. There is juvenile idiopathic arthritis (formerly juv rhematoid or jra), but that typically occurs younger. There are also conditions like psoriasis, sjogrens, lupus, and ankylosing spondylitis to name a few. Consultation with your primary care doc or a rheumatologist would be useful.

In brief: Yes
There are many inheritable forms of arthritis.
They belong to a family of disorders called autoimmune diseases. There is juvenile idiopathic arthritis (formerly juv rhematoid or jra), but that typically occurs younger. There are also conditions like psoriasis, sjogrens, lupus, and ankylosing spondylitis to name a few. Consultation with your primary care doc or a rheumatologist would be useful.
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
Dr. Kathryn Mosher
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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: JRA
Yes, unfortunately there is.
The most common systemic inflammatory arthritis that affects young people is called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, or jra for short.

In brief: JRA
Yes, unfortunately there is.
The most common systemic inflammatory arthritis that affects young people is called juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, or jra for short.
Dr. Robert Purchase
Dr. Robert Purchase
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